Barack Obama Reveals Why He & Michelle Almost Broke Up After Malia Was Born

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Before they became the President and First Lady of the United States, Barack and Michelle Obama almost divorced after their daughter, Malia Obama, was born.

In Barack’s new memoir, A Promised Land, the former POTUS opened up about his and Michelle’s marriage issues after their eldest daughter, Malia, was born in 1998. In the book, which hit shelves on Wednesday, November 17, Barack explained that he was able to focus on being a father while he was at home with Malia that summer after she was born, but once his paternity leave ended and he had to return to work at three jobs (not to mention plan his run for Congress in 2000), the politician couldn’t spend as much time with his family.

“Michelle bore the brunt of all this, shuttling between mothering and work, unconvinced that she was doing either job well,” Barack wrote. “At the end of each night, after feeding...

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